Since Tiger Eye is the anniversary gemstone for the 9th year of marriage, and my 9th anniversary is in just a couple of weeks, I thought I'd do a little spotlight on this beautiful gem stone. Tiger eye has rich yellow and golden brown stripes, with a fine golden luster. Tiger eye is a member of the quartz group of chalcedonies. It is one of the chatoyant gemstones. Chatoyancy exhibits a changeable silky luster as light is reflected within the thin parallel fibrous bands. This effect is due to the fibrous structure of the material.
Roman soldiers wore tiger's-eye, engraved with symbols, for protection in battle. Tiger Eye was thought to be all seeing due to its appearance. Mystical power: Tiger Eye is used for focusing the mind. It is said that Tiger Eye offers protection during travel, strengthens convictions and confidence. This very warm stone is beneficial for the weak and sick. Legend also says it is a psychic protector, great for business, and an aid to achieving clarity.
The most important mine for Tiger Eye is in South Africa. The best stones come from Griqualand West. Tiger's Eye is the Planetary stone for Gemini (May 21-Jun. 20)
From my Etsy shop:
For my blog readers, I will include the below matching Tiger Eye and Sterling Silver earrings free with the purchase of the above necklace from my Etsy shop. Please leave a note "Tiger Eye Earrings" in the comments during checkout.